5th Circuit Orders Judge To Assess Penalties For ExxonMobil’s Emissions

(June 1, 2016, 4:00 PM EDT) -- NEW ORLEANS — A Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on May 27 vacated a federal judge in Texas’ ruling that although ExxonMobil Corp. committed 94 actionable offenses for emissions that violated the Clean Air Act (CAA), it should not be penalized and ordered the judge to assess penalties against the company, finding that the judge erred in his analysis of the defendant company’s liability (Environment Texas Citizen Lobby Inc., et al. v. ExxonMobil Corporation, et al., No. 15-20030, 5th Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS...
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